Darien Lions Club
Independence Day Parade 

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This page last updated 07/08/15

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The Darien Lions Club sponsors the 4th of July Parade for the enjoyment of all Darien residents and visitors.

The parade was held on Saturday, July 4th at 9:30am, and due to the overwhelming positive response of Darien residents it followed the same 71st Street route as last year. 


Announcers were on hand to describe all of the Parade's entries at the various reviewing stands, and trophies were presented to the winning entries.   

* Click here to view the 2015 Independence Day Parade pictures.

* Click here to view last year's 2014 Independence Day Parade pictures.


                              - 2015 Parade Route & Map -

  • The parade participants will lineup in the Jewel parking lot at 75th and Cass Ave.

  • Spectators line the sides of the streets on the city/public easement.   
     - Please be respectful of a resident's property frontage - 
    * Portable seating and/or a refreshment is recommended.

  • The parade will proceed north on Cass Avenue to 71st Street.

  • At 71st Street the parade will head east until Clarendon Hills Road

  • At Clarendon Hills Road the parade will go south toward the end point at Hinsdale South High School.   



Interested in taking part in the 4th of July parade?

On behalf of the Darien Lions Club, Iím pleased to invite YOU or your organization to participate in our annual Independence Day Parade. 

Come show your appreciation for groups and individuals that work so hard to make both the United States and the city of Darien terrific places to live.

Come out and join us in celebration of our nation's independence.

NOTE: To join in the parade, all parade entrants must complete and submit a Parade Application form and return a signed copy acknowledging the Parade Rules to the parade chairman by June 14th. 

The forms can be downloaded from the following link:


Please email the form to: DarienLionsParade@gmail.com (preferred) or send it to the Parade Chairman along with your completed Parade Rules form.

*Don't forget to sign the form and include your comments for the Master of Ceremonies to read during your time passing the reviewing stand in the parade.

Additional Information, FAQ's:

  • Parade entrants will assemble in the Jewel Parking lot at 8:15am.  The parade will begin PROMPTLY at 9:30am and follow the parade route.

  • Pick-up of participants after the parade will be at Hinsdale South High School.

  • It will be the responsibility of each participant to provide their own vehicle/float entry for the Parade.

  • Vehicles signs are provided for officials of the City of Darien and Lions Club Honorees only.  All other participants are expected to provide their personal signage for their parade entry.   

  • It is recommended that parade participants provide water bottles or refreshments for anyone representing their organization. 
    - Sometimes t
    he 4th of July can be very hot, so please make sure that your members stay hydrated.  There are no provisions of water by the Lions Club to be provided to parade participants.

Please visit this site often for updated information.  Feel free to contact us via phone or email if you have any questions or issues.  Our contact information is listed below.

Wishing you a safe and fun Independence Day celebration, the Darien Lions look forward to seeing you at this year's parade! 

Your 2015 Parade Chairman,

Lion Art Donner  (Chairman)             Lion Bill Christenson (Co-Chairman)   
760 N Frontage Road                       
7033 Beachnut Lane
Willowbrook, IL 60527                       Darien, IL. 60561 

       email : darienlionsparade@gmail.com  


The Lions Club is seeking voluntary contributions to help offset our parade costs.  Please make any donation amount payable to 'Darien Lions Club' and send it to the Parade Chairman at the address listed above.   
- Thank you for your support -


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